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Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM Hard Disk in RAID 0 - The Western Digital VelociRaptor


By: | RAID in Storage | Posted: Aug 26, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Western Digital

The Western Digital VelociRaptor

 

Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM Hard Disk in RAID 0

 

Ideally we would always choose a full retail sample over an OEM product, but sometimes this is not possible. Our sample VelociRaptor came to us in a sealed anti-static bag, but I have purchased a few retail hard drives in my day and can say that Western Digital has always done a good job protecting their hard drives from damage. Most of their retail drives come with a plastic molded surround that keeps the drive in the middle of the oversized package.

 

Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM Hard Disk in RAID 0

 

Here we see the 2.5 inch drive for the first time in its 3.5 inch bracket that doubles as a heatsink. The entire bracket is made of aluminium and has fins like a heatsink that help remove heat from drive.

 

Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM Hard Disk in RAID 0

 

On the back side we see that Western Digital has included a security measure by placing a special sticker over one of the torx bits that secure the drive to the bracket.

 

Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM Hard Disk in RAID 0

 

Here we get a better look at the drives label on our sample; the 3.5 inch, SATA Connect (non backplane capable), 300 GB variant, model number WD3000GLFS.

 

Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM Hard Disk in RAID 0

 

Western Digital made full use of the bracket/heatsink; here we see that the cooling fins are placed everywhere possible.

 

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